Sunday, June 20, 2010
Realization hit early this morning that today's run was going to take some serious determination! For hours I continued to doubt that I could dig deep enough and finally just decided it's now or never! The longer I sat and tried to prepare the more I feared... I just had to quit thinking and "Just do it"!
Stats today are simple:
1-5 Walk w/u @ 4.0
5-25 Run @ 5.8
25-30 Walk c/d @ 4.0
Avg hr 155, Max hr, 175, Calories burned, 285 (WTH, that's it?) Miles, (WTH again, I didn't even look..are you kidding)
Today I discovered just how Mental I am!!! Then entire run was constant self chatter, thoughts never ending of "you can't make it" quickly turning to "you know you can" ! I pictured every possible thing you can think of... including the chocolate cake at the Open House yesterday that I was determined NOT to eat! Telling myself that if you defeated that challenge there is absolutely NO reason that you can not dig deep enough to conquer the one you're facing now! 20 minutes is a long time to have "Battle of the Brain" let me tell ya! There were so many times that I wanted to hit pause and take a break, more than once I almost lowered my speed, but something, somewhere made me keep running...maybe it was knowing I had to write this blog!
I never stopped, I never slowed down....I ran for 20 minutes!